Young Adult Literature: PAMLA 2014, Riverside, Calif. (Oct. 31 - Nov. 2)

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association
contact email: 
shanna.shadoan@gmail.com

Focusing on the liminal space between childhood and adulthood, the young adult literature genre offers critical insight into developmental tensions of youth, and our cultural values and preoccupations. Given the theme of “Familiar Spirits” for the conference, we invite all interested to submit papers exploring the uncanny, paranormal, and strange, as well as those that examine the familiar and ordinary as they are expressed in young adult literature today.
Discussions of the mysterious and speculative will be especially welcome, but papers on any aspect of YA are accepted.

To submit a proposal please go to http://www.pamla.org/2014/proposals

Each proposal should include the following:

Your name and institutional affiliation
Working paper title
Approximately 500-word proposal
Approximately 40-word abstract
AV requirements, if any

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Shanna Shadoan at shanna.shadoan@gmail.com

cfp categories: 
american
childrens_literature
interdisciplinary
popular_culture
twentieth_century_and_beyond